Reconstructive Dentistry is probably the broadest and most inclusive term used to describe the concept of replacing, rebuilding or creating, for the first time, the elements and relationships between teeth, the upper and lower jaws and overall facial structures.
Creating or recreating components of a great looking smile takes on more importance as we move into adulthood. Careers and social activities have a tremendous impact on how we want to look. Bite problems, if not treated or corrected during our developmental years can (actually, will) come into full bloom as we move through adulthood.
Although reconstructive treatment plans typically involve units of replacement or reparative dentistry (replacing a crown, a filling, an implant, bridge, etc.), the terms are not interchangeable.
You can watch some of the treatments we provide in 3D animation.
Amalgam fillings in the lower jaw can often be seen when we talk or laugh.
But amalgam fillings can also sometimes be seen in the upper jaw.
These can be unsightly and can also discolour the tooth.
Composite (White) fillings are available to improve this.